Ulster

26 January 2017: Community Relations Council (NI) Decade of Centenaries discussion: ‘Grassroots activity’, Lurgan, Co. Antrim

On Thursday 26 January 2017 the Community Relations Council (NI) hosted the first of their ‘Decade of Centenaries’ discussions. In recent years  the Home Rule crisis, the Ulster Covenant, the rise of the labour movement, women and suffrage, the events leading up to outbreak of the First World War, Jutland, the Easter Rising and the…

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14 November 2016: ‘The 1916 centenaries: an opportune time for reflection’, Belfast City Hall, Belfast

On Monday 14 November 2016 Hedge the Fellowship of the Messines Association hosted a debate in Belfast City Hall on ‘The 1916 centenaries: an opportune time for reflection?’. This consisted of a discussion of the Somme and the Great War from a variety of perspectives, and was an opportunity for thoughtful reflection, wide-ranging discussion in a…

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1 July 2016: ‘The Battle of the Somme, 1 July 1916 with the 36th Ulster Division’, Regional Cultural Centre, Letterkenny, Co. Donegal

On Friday 1 July 2016 at 7.30pm, Donegal County Museum presented ‘The Battle of the Somme, 1 July 1916 with the 36th Ulster Division’, a cloth model re-enactment by Col. Declan O’Carroll. This formed part of a series of events to commemorate the centenary of the Somme. Using a specially created cloth model, Col. O’Carroll re-enacted the…

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25 June 2016: ‘The Rogers Casement’, Ballyvoy, Co. Antrim

On Saturday 25 June 2016 Carey Historical Society presented a one-day event entitled ‘The Rogers Casement’. This was a unique look at the story of Roger Casement, hosted in the parish of Culfeightrin on the north-eastern coastline of County Antrim, which stretches from the Casement family home in Glenshesk in the west to Casement’s requested burial…

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18 June 2016: Bundoran 1916-2016: respecting all traditions, Bundoran, Co. Donegal

On Saturday 18 June 2016 Bundoran Community Development Group and Bundoran Community Library, in conjunction with Magh Ene Historical Society, presented an afternoon of lectures and open discussions examining the events of Easter 1916 from several viewpoints. Quincy Dougan delivered two short lectures, entitled ‘1916- An Ulster Loyalist perspective’ ,and ‘Rebellion 1916-Sacrifice 1916. From Dublin to…

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15 June: ‘Re-examining Irish nationalism in Ulster’, Queens University Belfast

On Wednesday 15 June 2016 Queen’s University Belfast hosted a one day conference entitled ‘Re-examing Irish nationalism in Ulster’.  Irish nationalism was strong in the province of Ulster, but the complexity and diversity of northern nationalism has been reduced due to the more recent perspectives on the ‘Troubles’. This one-day conference explored Ulster Nationalism at…

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